Yesterday I have been informed that someone is sending spam emails from my Yahoo account.
By reviewing the logs, it appears someone managed to breach into Y! Messenger (a software I never installed / enabled / anything) and use it to log on into people’s accounts and sending spam emails. He kept sending emails even during the week I had my computer at a shop to be upgraded.
Of course Yahoo “upgraded” their stuff while I was away and auto-enabled all sorts of weakly protected add-ons, apps and so on. I disabled everything now.
I tried notifying Yahoo about the issue but of course their wizard ends up with a “SERVER HANGUP” message and dies. So much for Microsoft reliability.
ANY email that arrived to you past August 2012 that appears to be sent by me, it is NOT, do NOT open in.
I will update when I am fairly sure the phenomenon is over.